The 7 month itch…

We’ve all heard of the 7 year itch. It’s not a good thing or a bad thing. To me It’s just a “thing” the media and society has made a thing. I’ve often wondered where the phrase came from and how it relates to people. So with a little digging (thanks Google), here is a little insight:

The seven-year itch is a psychological term that suggests that happiness in a relationship declines after around year seven of a marriage. The phrase originated as a name for a contagious and irritating skin disease of a long duration. Examples of reference may have been mites that live under the skin (scabies) and cause severe itching that is hard to get rid of. Later on the phrase was first used to describe an inclination to become unfaithful after seven years of marriage in the play The Seven Year Itch by George Axelrod, and gained popularity following the 1955 film adaptation starring Marilyn Monroe and Tom Ewell…You all know this Image… Continue Reading

Ellie (the van) in all her glory 

Here is a video I put together that shows the entire buildout of our sprinter van, Ellie.

The build was done in June of 2015. Since the initial completion, I added a few things like the Thule Alpine roof storage and the sliding bike trays.

To date we’ve logged 18k miles in just under 7 months on the road.

Enjoy a little bit of it here.

 

 

 

 

How cold is it out. 

Aghh….Silly computers/phone and internet. I’m not sure what took place butmy previous post just disappeared. Sorry to all those that read it, liked it and shared it.

I don’t plan to try and recreate what I wrote before, but this photo gives you a great indication of how cold it was on yesterdays ride. It was 20 degrees without the wind in our faces. The googles did a great job keeping my eyes from watering and my face warm. The Rapha deep winter base layer did an amazing job keeping my head/face warm as well and the hard shell jacket was spot on, helping keep the wind from eating away at the skin.

OK. Until the next time…later today or tomorrow.